March 20, 2018

Health Risks of Chemically Scented Products for Pets and People

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. “Scented laundry products release carcinogens, study finds” That was the headline from CBS News in 2011. According to the news report, a study suggests scented laundry items contain carcinogens that waft through vents, potentially raising cancer risk. The study, published in the August 2011 issue of Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, indicates the presence of more […]
November 7, 2011

Dogs Changing Lives

Today I would like to introduce you to a great program for our military whom suffer from PTSD. Penny’s From Heaven: Train A Dog – Save A Warrior. We all have witnessed the contribution that dogs have made in the lives of individuals who suffer from a physical restriction. These dogs have the uncanny ability to know exactly how to take care of us when we are in need.  Now  we are discovering that dogs can help us overcome mental distress and disease. […]
November 2, 2010

Aging Pets

 “Golden Years, Golden Opportunities” in the November issue of Pet Age Magazine discusses age-related ailments in dogs and cats. I found the article very informative as I own a 10 year old chocolate lab (Mousse) that has some of these age related issues.The issues discussed included arthritis, obesity, kidney disease and cataracts. There are a lot of dietary supplements as well as “physical helps” to make the aging pets life more comfortable. One item that I am going to purchase […]
September 21, 2010

Member Benefits – Let us hear from you!

The staff at IBPSA are continually looking for benefits that our members would use and enjoy.  Please feel free to post your thoughts and ideas on what you would like to see as part of your benefit package.  We may not always be able to provide exactly what you want but we will do our best to give you the best benefits in the industry.